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Guy Clark (1986)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1986

The Texan songsmith talks about having his songs covered by others; not regarding himself as a country singer but as a songwriter; writing for himself rather than for other people; collaborating with his wife, painter-songwriter Susanna; his writing process; his musical roots in folk and blues, and his relationship with language.

File format: mp3; file size: 45mb, interview length: 46' 52" sound quality: ***

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Guy Clark: Old No. 1

Review by John Tobler, ZigZag, May 1976

THIS RECORD is a positive gem. However, unless some large quantity of record buyers pick up on it, it is destined to languish in the ...

Guy Clark

Interview by Richard Wootton, Omaha Rainbow, Spring 1979

I WAS BORN in this tiny West Texas town called Honihans in 1940. Honihans was named after some Irishman who found the well there - ...

Guy Clark: Old Friends (Sugar Hill) ***½

Review by Holly Gleason, Rolling Stone, 9 March 1989

THIS IS THE first album in five years by Guy dark, one of the deans of Texas songwriting. Like his previous work, Old Friends evokes ...

Guy Clark: Cold Dog Soup, Steve Young: Primal Young, Conway Savage: Nothing Broken, Bap Kennedy: Lonely Street

Review by Clinton Walker, HQ, 1990

"JOHNNY CASH DIES": It's a headline that some of us, with more than a tinge of sadness, have been dreading to see for some time ...

Dan Penn, Allen Toussaint, Guy Clark, Joe South, Vic Chesnutt: Southern Songwriters' Circle, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 27 July 1994

A southern heaven ...

Lyle Lovett/Joe Ely/Guy Clark/John Hiatt: State Theatre, Cleveland

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, 30 April 2007

YOU HAVE TO start at the end – where they paid respects to Townes Van Zandt, the songwriter/compadre who captured the essence of life after ...

Guy Clark: Songs and Stories

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 16 August 2011

GUY CLARK'S ALWAYS BEEN CHARMING, and that easy graciousness can obscure the exacting quality of his writing. Few can split a moment open with such ...

Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture Of You

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, July 2013

Deeply personal return for seasoned Texan ...

Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture Of You

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 23 July 2013

AS HE ENTERS HIS 70TH YEAR, Guy Clark consolidates his standing as the eminence grise of Texas singer/songwriters with My Favorite Picture of You. A ...

Guy Clark: Randall Knives, Desperados & Homegrown Tomatoes

Memoir by Holly Gleason, The Bitter Southerner, 2016

IT'S 6:42 in the morning, and traffic ain't moving. There's no notion of how far this snake of pick-ups, sedans, mini vans twists and lays ...

Guy Clark's Triumphant Last Act

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, July 2019

IF YOU WERE watching television after midnight on July 21, 1998, you may have witnessed a musical performance that belongs in the history books. David ...

The Story of Guy and Susanna Clark Unfolds in New Documentary Without Getting Killed or Caught

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, American Songwriter, 15 March 2021

The documentary movie, Without Getting Killed or Caught, is as much about Susanna Clark as it is about her husband Guy. Which makes sense, because ...


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